Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Lantern Card

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Version I

  1. Using coloured card stock cut one piece 11.5" x 8." 

 2. On long side score at 2", 4", 6", 8" and 10".

3. On short side mark with a pencil at 2", 4" 6" and cut on these marks to make 4 long strips which measure 11".5 x 2"

4. Cut one piece of contrasting plain card stock for the base measuring 6".25 x 6".25.
Cut another piece in design paper that measures 6" x 6". Cut one piece in white card stock that measures 5".75 x 5".75 (This will be for the underside of card base for the greeting and message to be added. ).
You will also need 20 squares that measure one and  seven eights x one and seven eights  in plain card stock and 20 squares that measure 1".75 x 1".75 in a pattern paper as shown below. 

5. Layer up each of the four strips with the squares placing the smallest on top and keeping them all the same way up as below. The short strips on each end will be left blank as these are used to attach to the base card.  Starting at the bottom fold on each score line between the sets of papers  Mountain, valley,mountain, valley, mountain. Crease well and keep folded down.

6. On reverse side of the design paper 6" x 6"  mark on each side at 2" and 4" and using a pencil draw grid lines as shown below. 

6. On right side position  the four folded up strips as shown below. 

7. Tuck the short flaps over to the wrong side and line up with the grid marks as shown. Stick these down using glue or d.s. tape. 

N.b. Attach the plain card stock  now that measures 6".25 x 6".25 to cover  positioning to leave an even border all round. 

8. If you are using sentiments on the strips then stamp and attach before going onto the next stage.  Here I have 2 round ones and two squares that I have placed as shown below. 

9. To complete the top of lantern you will need 2 pieces of plain cardstock  3".25 long by seven eights wide.  2 pieces of pattern paper 3" long by half inch wide. 2 circles, one in plain 1".5 and one in design paper 1".

10. Layer up as shown below and punch a hole in the centre of the circles. 

11. Attach a small length of ribbon for the ring pull through the punched hole and then stick the circle to the centre of the  crossed strips. N.b ,Make sure this is securely attached as it will receive a lot of wear and tare from being pulled up and down. 

12. Position the ring pull as shown below.

13. Tuck under the top folds and stick in place using d.s. tape as shown below.

14. Lantern is now complete. Finish as required with any extra embellishments. 

15. Here is my completed Lantern.  Closed down.

Pulled up. 


Sandra H said...

Totally stunning card and creative x

Christine Harrop said...

Wow! I think this will make a fabulous Christmas decoration so I really must try it! Thanks for the tutorialxx